Mojang already working on Minecraft for Windows Phone

Mojang already working on Minecraft for Windows Phone
Last month, Microsoft agreed to purchase Mojang studio for $2.5 billion. Mojang is the studio responsible for Minecraft, one of the biggest games on the planet these days. Aside from bolstering its game studios, Microsoft could also be making an interesting play into education, but we'll have to wait and see on that. In the meantime, the acquisition hasn't been approved yet, but Mojang has already begun work on porting Minecraft to Windows Phone.

According to Tommaso Checchi, a developer at Mojang, the Mojang team had begun porting Minecraft to Windows Phone before the Microsoft acquisition was announced, though work has not progressed too far. He tweeted on the matter, saying, "The port is in the first stages though. It's kind of slow now and needs optimization, so in full Mojang style the release date is "soon"™. And nobody forced/threatened us if you're wondering!" Even better, Minecraft is expected to be optimized to run on lower-spec Windows Phone devices whenever it is released, which means the entire WP ecosystem will be able to handle the game. 

When it was announced that Microsoft would be buying Mojang, its creator Markus Persson announced that he would be leaving Mojang behind to focus on his real passion, which is making games. He said that he had no interest in managing a behemoth product like Minecraft. Persson had also been critical of Windows platforms in the past, making it more of a surprise that he decided to sell to Microsoft and that work had begun on the Windows Phone port of Minecraft before Persson officially left. 

No word on when we'll see Minecraft on Windows Phone, but it is definitely in the works. We'll let you know when there's more info on the topic. 


source: @Tommaso Checchi 1, 2, 3 via WinBeta

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16 Comments

1. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

what a surprise.. no? okay.

13. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, what I'm interested in is Minecraft 2 Will that be Xbox/WP exclusive? Timed exclusive?

2. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

SO UNEXPECTED! Like, who bought Mojang? that's right, it was Toyota. Good for WP users, this game is

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Why like yoda you do speak?

5. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

LOL, did not notice that, what the hell hahaha.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hardly a surprise :)

6. jesusnexo unregistered

Is minecraft still a thing?

7. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Yes :)

9. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Fo' sure

8. DRavago

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Sad that Microsoft had to buy a company to get it to make the game for their platform lmao

10. Ziggy

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 03, 2014

Nu uh, Microsoft still doesn't own Mojang, it takes time.

11. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

12. rembo65

Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Already working on it? Already??

14. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Thats badass.. 1520 owners rejoice

15. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

If only they stopped wasting their time on this and focused on the upcoming update for the xbox edition.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

There is such thing as to many hands in one pot. I am sure the exact same people who work on the pc edition do not work on the xbox edition. Cross work yes, but not 100%. So for a team to be working on this, it takes nothing away from other divisions, and if anything could potentially help with optimization with lower ram usage.

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